Environment

Trump Says He Wants To Give FEMA Money To Joel Osteen, Other Churches (TWEETS)

Trump Says He Wants To Give FEMA Money To Joel Osteen, Other Churches (TWEETS)

If there was any remaining question about how totally ignorant President Trump is when it comes to matters of American government and the Constitution, one tweet from him on Friday evening reaffirmed our worst fears about this utterly incompetent man: Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims […]

RWNJ Pastor’s Daughter Calls BS On Dad’s Claim Harvey Was Caused By Sin (VIDEO)

RWNJ Pastor’s Daughter Calls BS On Dad’s Claim Harvey Was Caused By Sin (VIDEO)

Earlier in the week, hard-right pastors Rick Joyner and Jim Bakker became the latest to blame a national tragedy on abortion and marriage equality. They suggested that Hurricane Harvey dumped gallons of rain on Houston not because of climate change, but because its gay-friendly reputation left it up to its eyeballs in “sin and wickedness.” […]

WATCH A Trump Official LOSE THE ABILITY TO SPEAK When Asked About Climate Change

WATCH A Trump Official LOSE THE ABILITY TO SPEAK When Asked About Climate Change

Donald Trump does not believe in climate change. Matter of fact, he thinks it’s a just a hoax. In 2012, he gave us one of his many uninformed opinions on the topic: The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. — Donald J. Trump […]

The Right Freaks Out At JLaw For Saying Hurricanes Are Trump’s Fault — Which She Never Said (VIDEO)

The Right Freaks Out At JLaw For Saying Hurricanes Are Trump’s Fault — Which She Never Said (VIDEO)

Conservatives on social media are freaking out because Jennifer Lawrence reportedly said that the recent hurricanes that have hit the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean are the result of Mother Nature’s “wrath” against American voting for Donald Trump. Trouble is, you’d be hard-pressed to find any audio or video evidence of Lawrence saying such a […]

Climate Change Denier Trump Promises Farmers He Will Make Droughts ‘Go Away…Disappear’

Climate Change Denier Trump Promises Farmers He Will Make Droughts ‘Go Away…Disappear’

Even though he steadfastly maintains that climate change isn’t real, President Trump is now promising that he can take care of a major side-effect of global warming. During an appearance in North Dakota on Wednesday, which was supposed to serve as a showcase for the administration’s tax cut plan, Trump said that while the state […]

Climate Change Isn’t Just Bringing Bad Weather–It’s Bringing The Beetles

Climate Change Isn’t Just Bringing Bad Weather–It’s Bringing The Beetles

Rising sea levels and unpredictable weather are not the only consequences of climate change. Another consequence most don’t consider is the effect rising temperatures have on invasive species. According to the study, “Threats to North American forests from southern pine beetle with warming winters,” published in the journal Nature Climate Change, there are definite links between climate change and […]

Hurricane Harvey is Causing More Than Flooding – Here’s What (VIDEO)

Hurricane Harvey is Causing More Than Flooding – Here’s What (VIDEO)

Residents of southeast Texas are working to get their lives back in order after Hurricane Harvey this week. The region is dealing with an array of environmental problems because of the storm. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that there are over 800 water treatment facilities out of commission due to the hurricane. The pollution […]

Yes, Quebec WILL Be Providing More Than Prayers To Texas (VIDEO)

Yes, Quebec WILL Be Providing More Than Prayers To Texas (VIDEO)

The people of Houston need all the help they can get. And, yes, they will be receiving it from Quebec, contrary to initial reports. Tuesday afternoon, Quebec Minister of International Relations, Christine St-Pierre, spoke with Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos to express her concern for Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and to offer equipment, electrical […]

The Chemical Industry That Lobbied For Lower Regulations Is Now Poisoning Houston

The Chemical Industry That Lobbied For Lower Regulations Is Now Poisoning Houston

Dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is bad enough. Now we learn Texas has another problem–chemical poisoning. Thursday morning, the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, about 25 miles northeast of Houston, experienced two explosions, releasing organic peroxides into the air, sending at least ten sheriff’s deputies to the hospital. And in Houston, trying to recover […]

George Takei Brilliantly Responds To Ann Coulter’s Climate Change Denial Theories (TWEETS)

George Takei Brilliantly Responds To Ann Coulter’s Climate Change Denial Theories (TWEETS)

The devastating flooding in Texas following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has brought forth some questions about what role global climate change may have played. But conservative pundit Ann Coulter is still peddling the errant beliefs that climate change isn’t real. In a tweet made Tuesday morning in response to the possibility that climate change may have contributed to […]

Climate Change Isn’t The Only Reason Harvey Turned Houston Into A Lake (VIDEO)

Climate Change Isn’t The Only Reason Harvey Turned Houston Into A Lake (VIDEO)

As of Monday night, meteorologists estimate that Hurricane Harvey has dumped 20 to 40 inches of rain on the Houston area, and rainfall totals could reach as much as 50 inches by the end of the week–enough that the Army Corps of Engineers had to release water from area dams to keep flooding from getting out of […]

Two Weeks Before Harvey, Trump Slashed Standards On Federal Flood Risk Management

Two Weeks Before Harvey, Trump Slashed Standards On Federal Flood Risk Management

President Donald Trump has based his entire political career on opposing everything former President Barack Obama accomplished. From Trump’s failed attempts to destroy the Affordable Care Act, the racist birther conspiracies, and especially his outright rejection of science in the face of climate change, Trump has systematically attacked all aspects of Obama’s legacy. One of those […]

Study Finds Climate Change Costs Will Hit Trumplandia The Most

Study Finds Climate Change Costs Will Hit Trumplandia The Most

As you sit here reading this, Hurricane Harvey is inundating Texas. This is pretty ironic–and poignant–considering a new study published in Science magazine titled “Estimating Economic Damage from Climate Change in the United States” finds the Southeastern states, the ones that voted overwhelming for President Donald Trump, are the most vulnerable to the expensive impacts of anthropogenic climate change. The study discusses […]

We Can’t Afford To Feed Our Poor–But We Hand Big Oil $5 Trillion A Year (VIDEO)

We Can’t Afford To Feed Our Poor–But We Hand Big Oil $5 Trillion A Year (VIDEO)

Despite the solar industry outpacing fossil fuel companies, growing 12 times faster than the overall economy, we may never shake our national addiction to fossil fuels so long as we continue to subsidize big oil to the tune of five trillion dollars a year, 6.5% of global GDP. According to a study in the journal World Development, subsidies […]

U.S. Scientist Has Had ENOUGH: He’s ‘Blowing The Whistle On Trump Administration’ (VIDEO)

U.S. Scientist Has Had ENOUGH: He’s ‘Blowing The Whistle On Trump Administration’ (VIDEO)

A former policy advisor to the Interior Department has become, in his words, a “whistleblower” on the Trump administration’s treatment of climate scientists. Joel Clement was director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the Interior Department for nearly seven years. But on June 15, he was summarily transferred to the accounting office, an area […]

US To Use Climate Change Fund To Build New Coal Plants (VIDEO)

US To Use Climate Change Fund To Build New Coal Plants (VIDEO)

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the U.S. will seek to use money intended for climate change adaptation to promote the construction of new coal plants. The plan, according to an anonymous official inside the Trump administration, is to use the Green Climate Fund to facilitate the construction of new coal plants abroad. The […]

10 Things Donald Trump Has Done To Hurt The Planet… Besides Dropping Out Of The Paris Agreement (VIDEO)

10 Things Donald Trump Has Done To Hurt The Planet… Besides Dropping Out Of The Paris Agreement (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords was one of the worst things he has done for the future of the United States and the planet. However, it is not the only thing he has done. He has been rolling back EPA regulations since his presidency began. Here are […]

Bette Midler Blasts Clueless Rick Perry After He Confuses Supply And Demand (VIDEO)

Bette Midler Blasts Clueless Rick Perry After He Confuses Supply And Demand (VIDEO)

Governor of Texas and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has hit the headlines and for all the wrong reasons. Not only was he delivering a talk promoting coal, he managed to confuse supply and demand. A year 9 economics student may have fared better. Perry said: “Here’s a little economics lesson: supply and demand. You put […]

Federal Courts Overrule Trump Administration: Order Enforcement Of EPA Methane Rule (VIDEO)

Federal Courts Overrule Trump Administration: Order Enforcement Of EPA Methane Rule (VIDEO)

A federal court ruled this week that the Trump Administration cannot delay implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency rule requiring oil and gas companies to fix methane leaks from their equipment. Methane is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 21 times that of carbon dioxide. The rule was developed under the Obama administration […]

Antarctica Is Melting Faster Than Scientists Predicted (VIDEO)

Antarctica Is Melting Faster Than Scientists Predicted (VIDEO)

In the coming days and weeks global climate change will be making quite a splash. A piece of ice approximately 110 miles wide (the size of Delaware) will break off of Antarctica. In the scope of Antarctica, this is actually a small piece of ice. I know that is hard for many of us to wrap […]